New restaurant-bar Immigrants now open in Joo Chiat

Joo Chiat’s recently welcomed Immigrants, a laid-back gastropub that serves up mean Peranakan and Eurasian bites alongside a respectable list of whiskeys and craft beers. Helmed by chef/partner Damian D’Silva (you might remember him from Soul Kitchen and Big D’s Grill), expect grub like his signature sambal buah keluak fried rice ($20) and potent Squid Bombs ($14). For […]

Asian Masters 2012 returns yet again from November 1-30

Here’s something to get excited about. The Asian Masters is back once again for the month of November. There are demonstrations, luncheons, gala dinners and tastings galore, but most exciting of all are the vintner dinners such as An Evening with JP Moueix & Les Amis (November 21; from $622), where classics like Petrus and […]

Chefs With Altitude 2012 is back November 3-11

Week-long gourmet food and drink event Chefs With Altitude returns for its 10th installment on November 3-11. Making an appearance are French chef David Toutain of Agapé Substance, who will craft dishes such as smoked eel and black sesame paired with foie gras (from $68 for a three-course lunch, $268 for a seven-course dinner) at […]

Skin Inc

The buzz: Local beauty brand Skin Inc reopens its ION Orchard flagship after a spiffy overhaul. The new 617 sq. ft. space now boasts three treatment rooms and a self-help station to conduct your own skin checks. The vibe: Clean, bright and sleek, the interiors are bathed in white but don’t come across as clinical […]

Willow & Huxley

Packing the racks of this feminine, cosy space—complete with pretty patterned wallpaper and an inviting lounge area—are obscure labels like Baum und Pferdgarten and Sam & Lavi, previously unavailable in Singapore. Only a small number of pieces are brought in for each style, and new collections arrive every couple of weeks so there’s always something […]

Hush Puppies (Great World City)

Everyone’s seen or at least heard of Hush Puppies and their iconic basset hound. Stop by here to pick up some of those casual, lazy-Saturday-morning style shoes that they’re so famous for.